Good Samaritan HospitalNews from Catholic Health Services


Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
Christine Hendriks,
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone:  (631) 376-4104

Date:    April 29, 2010


West Islip, NY – Three couples were recently blessed with twins, who were all born within 48 hours at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.  Heletha and Fabian Grant of Amityville welcomed daughter, Abigail, and son, Aaron.  Next, Sharyle and Yusuf Williams of North Babylon greeted the arrival of daughter, Leilah, and son, Cahmari.  Then, Tara and Richard Heins of Babylon welcomed daughters, Emma Rose and Kylie Lynn.

Each year in Good Samaritan’s BirthPlace, more than 3,000 infants are brought into the world.  A talented group of physicians, nurses and support staff is responsible for the well-being of each mother and newborn.  Any expectant mother whose condition Twinsshas been classified as high risk because of factors such as premature labor, maternal medical (e.g., diabetes or cardiac) complications or multiple pregnancies is cared for through the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program.

This program expands the treatment for patients with a high-risk pregnancy, supporting the medical center’s obstetrics and gynecology services.  Good Samaritan’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Program is one of only two such programs in Suffolk County.

For more information on Good Samaritan’s maternity services or Maternal Fetal Medicine Program, call (631) 376-4444.

Pictured: Good Samaritan Hospital’s maternity staff (L-R, standing) Jean Lambert, RN, Michelle Nottingham, NA,  Lisa Giarraputo, RN,  Julia Rivera, NA, Marilyn Gonzalez, NA and Joanne Schroeder, RN, (L-R, sitting) Sharyle Williams with Leilah and Cahmari Williams, Tara Heins with Emma Rose and Kylie Lynn and Heletha Grant with Abigal and Aaron.



Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip. The Medical Center, which has 4,400 employees and more than 800 physicians on staff, had 29,000 patient admissions and more than 100,000 emergency room visits in 2009. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit our website at

Good Samaritan provides approximately $49 million in community service and charity care each year. The Medical Center supplies residents with the tools necessary to maintain good health. This includes community lectures, screenings, health fairs and other community programs and services.